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Xi'an – Chengdu High-Speed Trains

Xi'an – Chengdu High-Speed Trains

Written by Kelly PangUpdated Sep. 30, 2021

On the Xi'an – Chengdu high-speed rail route, there are 41 pairs of bullet trains per day. They all originate/end at the high-speed train stations of Xi'an North and Chengdu East, both of which are a long way from the city centers. The high-speed trains only take 3 to 5 hours to cover 700 kilometers (434 miles). In addition to bullet trains, there are also eight normal-speed trains running between these two cities, with a travel time of more than 11 hours.

Xi'an – Chengdu trains are very popular and tickets are sold out very quickly, so it is advisable to book tickets on high-speed trains between Xi'an and Chengdu as early as possible.

Xi'an to Chengdu High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on February 9th, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
D1911 07:10 11:18 4 h 8 min
D1917 09:00 12:17 3 h 17 min
G89 11:29 14:38 3 h 9 min
G1887 14:12 17:54 3 h 42 min
D1949 18:18 22:09 3 h 51 min

*There are more than 30 pairs of high-speed trains running from Xi'an to Chengdu per day. These trains depart from 07:16 to 19:50, and some of these trains are listed in the table above. Check the up-to-date train schedules of Xi'an to Chengdu high-speed trains.

Chengdu to Xi'an High-Speed Train Schedules

(Updated on February 9th, 2020)

Train Number Departure Arrival Duration
G350 07:00 10:12 3 h 12 min
D1918 09:00 12:18 3 h 18 min
G1888 11:28 15:56 4 h 28 min
G90 15:02 18:16 3 h 14 min
D1946 17:27 21:23 3 h 56 min

*The earliest train from Chengdu to Xi'an departs at 07:00 and the latest train departs at 18:58, with an interval time of 20 minutes. Some of these trains are listed above. Check the complete Chengdu to Xi'an high-speed train schedules.

Xi'an – Chengdu High-Speed Train Ticket Prices

Ticket Type Business Class First Class Second Class
Adult ticket US$116 (789 CNY) US$62 (421 CNY) US$39 (263 CNY)
Child ticket US$58 (395 CNY) US$31 (211 CNY) US$20 (132 CNY)

Xi'an – Chengdu Normal-Speed Overnight Trains

soft sleeper car Soft sleeper carriage

Xi'an to Chengdu Overnight Train Schedules

(Updated on February 9th, 2020)

Xi'an Railway Station “西安站” to Chengdu Railway Station "成都站"
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
K545 06:23 22:25 16 h 2 min
T7 06:41 20:36 13 h 55 min
K245 07:01 23:15 16 h 14 min
Xi'an South “西安南站” to Chengdu Railway Station "成都站"
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
K1363 13:21 07:37 next day 18 h 16 min
K385 21:02 08:11 next day 11 h 9 min

The train schedule in the table is only for your reference. If you want to check up-to-date train schedules for the Xi'an to Chengdu high-speed trains, please click here.

Chengdu to Xi'an Overnight Train Schedules

(Updated on February 9th, 2020)

Chengdu Railway Station "成都站" to Xi'an Railway Station “西安站”
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
K546 07:39 23:40 16 h 1 min
T8 08:40 22:27 13 h 47 min
K246 21:20 12:42 next day 15 h 22 min
Chengdu Railway Station "成都站" to Xi'an South “西安南站”
Train Number Departure Time Arrival Time Duration
K292 21:31 09:01 next day 11 h 30 min
K998 22:16 08:02 next day 9 h 46 min

Xi'an – Chengdu non-bullet train up-to-date schedules

Overnight Train Ticket Fares

Soft Sleeper Hard Sleeper Hard Seat
US$52 (355 CNY) US$34 (230 CNY) US$19 (128 CNY)

Please note: For a sleeper class, a child fare is 75% of the adult ticket fare; it's 50% of the adult ticket fare for the seat class. Children's fares apply to children younger than 12 years of age and under 1.2 meters (3.9 feet) in height.

High-Speed Train or Overnight Train?

high-speed train carriage High-speed train is more comfortable and stable

High-speed trains between Xi'an and Chengdu are very popular because of their punctuality, comfort, and stability. It is a fast and also convenient way to travel.

However, compared with normal-speed trains, bullet trains on this route terminate at high-speed train stations, which are a long way from the downtown area.

Non-bullet trains between Xi'an and Chengdu are cost-effective but time-consuming. However, if you travel on the train during the night, it would save you a hotel's bill and leave you more time during the day for sightseeing.

It is recommended that you take the overnight trains that depart from or arrive at the centrally located Xi'an Railway Station and Chengdu Railway Station. It is more convenient to reach main scenic sites from these two stations.

Overnight trains are also very popular, especially during the holidays, such as the Spring Festival, National Day, and the summer holiday. Tickets are sold out very quickly. It is advisable to book tickets for this route as early as possible.

Transportation to Train Stations

Xian Northway Station, Xian High-Speed TrainXian North Railway Station

Xi'an North Railway Station (Chinese: 西安北站)

Xi'an North Railway Station was put into use in 2011. It is one of the three main stations in the city of Xi'an. The other two are Xi'an Railway Station and Xi'an South Railway Station.

Xi'an North is the terminus of the Zhengzhou – Xi'an, Xi'an – Baoji, Datong – Xi'an and Xi'an – Chengdu rail lines. Trains to Beijing, Chengdu, Zhengzhou, Shijiazhuang, Nanjing, Nanchang, Wuhan, Changsha, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen departs from there.

  • By subway: Line 2
  • By bus: 108, 263, 264, 266, 329, 360, 362, 723, 727

Other high-speed trains operate at Xi'an North Railway Station:

Xi'an Railway Station (Chinese: 西安站)

Xian Station, Xian High-Speed TrainXian Railway Station

Xi'an Railway Station is located in the city center. It is the station with the longest history in Xi'an and the main train station for most of the ordinary trains in Xi'an.

  • By bus: 1, 2, airport shuttle bus line 2, 9, 13, 14, 25, 30, 40, 41, 42, 103, 105, 201, 231
  • By subway: Line 2

Xi'an South Railway Station (Chinese: 西安南站)

The newly-built Xi'an South Railway Station is along way from the downtown area. It serves most of the high-speed trains that depart from/arrive in Xi'an.

Currently, there is no subway line to Xi'an South Railway Station. The most convenient way to get there is to take a taxi.

  • By bus: 423, 918, 920

Chengdu Railway Station (Chinese: 成都站)

Chengdu East StationChengdu East Station

Chengdu Railway Station, also called Chengdu North Railway Station by local residents, is one of the main stations in Chengdu. It is in the north of the city, serving the Chengdu – Chongqing, Baoji – Chengdu, Chengdu – Kunming and Dazhou – Chengdu rail lines.

  • By subway: Line 1, Line 7
  • By bus: 2, 9, 11, 16, 17, 27, 28, 36, 50, 52, 54, 55, 57, 65, 70, 73, 83, 86, 123, 298, 1131

Chengdu East Railway Station (成都东站)

Chengdu East is also a main station in the city of Chengdu. It mainly serves high-speed trains on the Chengdu – Guiyang, Chengdu – Chongqing and Suining – Chengdu rail lines.

  • By subway: Line 2, Line 7
  • By bus: 857

Xi'an to Chengdu, by Train or Plane?

  High-Speed Train Normal-Speed Airplane
Ticket Price US$39 for second class
US$62 for first class
US$66 for soft sleeper
US$42 for hard sleeper
US$56-US$120 for economy class
Duration 3–4 hours 11–18 hours 1.5 hours
Punctuality Punctual Sometimes there will be delays Occasional delays
Seat Space More leg room than on an airplane Spacious Cramped
Pros 1. Reasonable ticket prices
2. High-speed trains are fast and punctual
3. You can walk around on the train to stretch your legs
4. Enjoy window views on the way
1. Reasonable ticket prices
2. Save a night's accommodation bill
3. Save more daytime for sightseeing
4. It is more comfortable and interesting to take a sleeper train
5. Enjoy window views on the way
1. The fastest mode of transportation between Xi'an and Chengdu
2. Airfare can be competitive when there are discounts
Cons 1. Bullet train stations are a bit far from downtowns
2. Sometimes it is noisy on train carriages especially during Chinese holidays
1. Long travel time
2. Sometime it is noisy on the train carriages especially during the holidays
1. Seats on airplanes are cramped
2. Airports are far from downtown areas
3. It takes more time for boarding airplanes
4. Not much window views

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